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Classic Wines Auction

March 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


PORTLAND – The 33rd annual Classic Wines Auction, scheduled for March 4 at the Oregon Convention Center, will be looking to surpass the $3 million it raised in 2016 for regional charities.

The inaugural auction in 1982 raised more than $9,000. Since then, it has raised more than $40 million to help nonprofits.

The 2017 auction will include a tasting reception featuring the region’s premier winemakers and producers and delicious bites from Portland’s top-rated chefs and restaurants.

During the tasting reception, guests look over more than 250 silent and super silent auction packages including rare and exquisite wines, exotic travel destinations, pro sports experiences, weekend getaways, celebrity meet-and-greets, exclusive dinners, parties and more.

Following the tasting reception guests gather in the expansive Portland Ballroom at the Oregon Convention Center for a five-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from the 2017 Classic Wines Auction Honorary Wine Ambassadors, which are Sokol Blosser in Dundee, Ore., Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash., Rombauer Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif., and Champagne Louis Roederer Group in Reims, France.

The evening continues with a live auction and special appeal and ends with NIGHTCAP, the Classic Wines Auction exclusive after-party.

Last year’s Classic Wines Auction drew 850 patrons and benefited six charities:

Wine Spectator magazine reports that the Classic Wines Auction is among the top 10 charity wine auctions in the United States, finding itself among similar events in Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

Chairs for the 2017 Classic Wines Auction are chair, Matthew Felton, CEO, Felton Properties; chair-elect Tara Kinateder, senior vice-president, U.S. Trust Co., and Shawn Menashe, managing partner, Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe PC.



March 4, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK. Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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